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Over half a million young adults in England are having to endure rental properties so squalid that it is likely to leave tenants requiring medical attention, an analysis of government figures has revealed. An estimated 338,000 properties rented by people under the age of 35 have been deemed to be hazardous and likely to cause…

NHS compensation payments to claimants during the 2017/18 financial year have risen by over £520 million compared to the previous year; reaching a record high of just over £1.6 billion in payouts, according to NHS Resolution’s Annual Report and Accounts 2017/18. A significant contributor to the rise in payments to claimants was the discount rate…

Insurers are bracing themselves for a sharp rise in subsidence claims after the heatwave this summer has led to cracks appearing in walls throughout multiple homes in England. A number of big-name insurers are reporting that subsidence incidents are up by 20% compared to the same period the previous year. It is expected that there…

Bumps and scrapes are part of growing up, but when a child suffers personal injury through no fault of their own, it can be particularly distressing. Many people are unsure about how to go about making a claim for a child or even aware that it is possible to do so. However, an adult is…

Despite advances in technology and enhanced safety features on cars, there continues to be thousands of road traffic accidents every year. According to the Department for Transport, in 2015 there were 1,730 reported deaths on the road while 22,144 people were seriously injured. However, many of these accidents would be preventable with a little extra…

Travelling with kids can be downright stressful. By the time you’ve packed everything into the car (including them) it can feel like you’ve climbed a mountain. And that’s before you have even pulled out of the driveway! A survey by Admiral Insurance revealed that 34% of parents admitted they feel anxious before going on car…

In 2014, the NHS was ordered to pay out a record £24.2million for medical negligence when 10 year old Maisha Najeeb had glue accidentally injected into her brain. She was left with permanent brain damage and her life changed forever. Unfortunately, cases of medical negligence are on the rise. The BBC reported in September last…

An exciting day out at a theme park turned into a nightmare for one family when their five year old daughter suffered severe injuries to her foot and leg. Five year old Lucy Hibbert had been on the Ladybird Ride at Lightwater Valley Theme Park in North Yorkshire when her leg came out of the…

Rising star Laura Mullin beat off stiff competition to be awarded Trainee Solicitor of the Year by the Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division Committee at their recent annual ball. Over £1,000 raised for Crisis Laura has been a trainee at Emerald Law since graduating from the University of Liverpool and BBP Law School and specialises in a…

As you jump into your shiny new car and drive off the forecourt, the last thing on your mind is likely to be how the value of your new wheels has already dropped by a third. It’s a sobering thought, but according to the AA, car depreciation is a driver’s biggest cost after fuel purchase….

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